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Many people have decided to improve their looks, especially since everyone wants to look better. Many young people chose to undergo such treatments, mainly to make themselves look better.
Botox may indeed by a treatment meant primarily to improve one’s looks, and it has around 11 other surprising uses that people benefit from.
5 SURPRISING FDA-APPROVED USES FOR BOTOX:
Cure Chronic Migraines
Dr. William Binder gave his patients Botox for wrinkles, and they later reported that they suffered from fewer headaches and migraines due to it. Physicians typically inject at 31 points in the head and the neck with follow-up treatments every three months.
Even if Botox serves only as a placebo, it is a fact that patients who received such treatment reported fewer instances of headaches and migraines.
Botox became an FDA-approved medication for migraines in 2010.
Calm Excessive Sweating
Botox is used to treat face spasms, and those who received such treatments also reported that their sweating was no longer excessive. Doctors can use Botox to treat hyperhidrosis by injecting a specific area to keep it from sweating. The Botox blocks the messages the nerves send to the sweat gland, preventing it from producing sweat.
For people experiencing pathological sweating, Botox is a life-changing treatment that can keep them from continuously suffering from embarrassment and other complications. Using Botox to treat hyperhidrosis is also FDA-approved.
People who suffer from having an overactive bladder can find that Botox reduces the number of leaks a person makes. Around 70 percent of patients with overactive bladders noticed a reduction from the usual five leaks a day to only three leaks after receiving the injections.
Using too much Botox can be damaging, however, as it can shut down the bladder too much, necessitating a catheter to let a person take a leak.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Botox treatment for an overactive bladder.
The FDA approved the use of Botox treatment for cross-eyes or strabismus. The treatment helps line up the eyes in the same direction.
Cure Severe Neck Spasms
Patients suffering from severe neck spasms can benefit from FDA-approved Botox treatments. Botox can treat patients that experience neck pains and abnormal head position by keeping it from contracting. The FDA approved the procedure even before Botox was approved for treating frown lines in 2002.
6 SURPRISING OFF-LABEL USES FOR BOTOX:
There are other uses for Botox that isn’t approved by the FDA but has become popular with Botox users for arguably being effective.
Botox is said to be effective against depression primarily because of what the patient sees in the mirror as a result of the treatment.
Prevent Pre-mature Ejaculation
As Botox can block the nerves from having sweat glands produce sweat, it can also reduce the movement of one’s penile muscles, keeping it from ejaculating prematurely.
Prevent Abnormal Heartbeats
Patients who have recently undergone an open-heart surgery can end up with an abnormal heart rhythm as a post-operation complication. Botox can keep a patient from experiencing it. This method is not FDA-approved, though.
Warm Up Severely Cold Hands
People suffer from having freezing hands due to having constricted blood vessels, causing poor circulation. Botox relaxes a patient’s muscles, allowing for adequate blood flow to the hands.
Heal Infant Cleft Lip Scars
Anyone recovering from cleft lip surgery would receive an injection of Botox into the scar. This injection improves the scar’s appearance and lets it heal by reducing the muscles’ movements.
Prevent Painful Sex
Since Botox relaxes muscles, any woman experiencing painful sexual experiences would benefit from the relaxing benefits of Botox by keeping the intercourse pain-free. The pain comes typically from the spasms of the pelvic muscles and the contraction of the vagina.
About the Author
Sally Hart is a beauty enthusiast writing for Primera Body Designs, a medical aesthetic office which aims to provide safe and effective services administered by licensed medical professionals and caring staff. Her passion for skincare inspires her to useful articles that feature products that would make you feel more confident!